Country/territory: Portugal

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 63,766 ha

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2005 not assessed low not assessed
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Site description (2002 baseline)
This site has a wide diversity of good repair habitats and so there is a high specific riches of avifauna.Woodland of evergreen oak (Q.ilex, Q.suber) and some dam with water-fringe vegetation.

Key biodiversity
In the dam is possible to see very waterbirds that occur in Portugal, including: Podiceps cristatus, Ixobrychus minutus, Ardea purpurea and Ciconia nigra. Also there are a wide diversity of raptors.In the steppic habitats Tetrax tetrax occurs in reproductive season and Otis tarda in post-reproductive season (about 10 individuals). It is also an important area for the threatened Falco naumanni, due to registered observations of this species in reproductive season.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cabrela. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.